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British Pathe Puts Thousands of Films Online

In what has become a trend (the New York Public Library and Wellcome Library have made simliar moves in recent months) British Pathé are the latest organisation to release their archive online.

The newsreel producer, whose cameramen were eyewitnesses to many of the most significant events of the 20th century, has uploaded its entire collection -- some 85,000 films, comprising over 3,500 hours of footage -- to YouTube.

With their dramatic music and sonorous commentary, Pathé's newsreels are synonymous with the history of the past 100 years, and even a cursory glance reveals some fascinating clips. Here are a few we've uncovered; let us know what you find in the comments.

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